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Jonathan Poll

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Re: Moped Enthusiasts
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2013, 10:19:12 PM »
As you say each to their own, I find it better than the cereal box Gordon  ;D

Shouldnt have said that, I can talk, I'm a Nob enthusiast  :o
Cars: Messerschmitt KR200, Nobel 200
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- Motobecane: 50V, M7 SL, 51 Club, EV50
- Other mopeds: Malaguti Superquattro, Solex 2200, Puch Monza, Puch Maxi

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Re: Moped Enthusiasts
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2013, 08:24:53 AM »
i know each to their own but chequered vinyl shopping panniers for a moped are never going to do it for me  :)

Where is your sense of adventure Richard?

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Re: Moped Enthusiasts
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2013, 09:28:46 AM »
i know i know - and this from a man with several picnic sets ( but they are for sale  :) )  forgive me jonathan but after struggling with it for several days , and returning to work yesterday , i have now succumbed to MAN FLU ! you are too young yet to appreciate that .
bob i think you meant not sense of adventure but humour had failed me  :)

 
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Re: Moped Enthusiasts
« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2013, 06:55:14 PM »
i have now succumbed to MAN FLU !
You should visit http://manflu.info/ to aid your long convalescence.

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Re: Moped Enthusiasts
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2013, 11:08:08 AM »
My wife reading it with astonishment  :)
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Re: Moped Enthusiasts
« Reply #35 on: January 06, 2013, 06:55:56 PM »
Well, 3 more free in my village (2km away actually)

One of them is actualy a 100cc, so technically not a moped, not the best condition though...

Theres a Peugeot Bima (the 1st picture), Malaguti 4 speed (sports moped, and its free!), and the Peugeot 100cc! Bet Bob thinks I've got better taste, getting a Malaguti ;) I still prefer the Peugeot, this one doesnt look the best, but its free and should be fast ;) I may stuff a sports chrome handle bar on it, would look better :)

I think the Bima will come up lovely with an oily rag. Engine is probably seized, seems like it hasnt moved for ages (it even has a dried up dead bird on the seat!)

Try to pick them up wednesday :)

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Cars: Messerschmitt KR200, Nobel 200
Mopeds:
- Peugeot BB3SP, BB3T, BB3 "BITZA", BB VT, BB104,  TSA, Bima Luxe,
- Motobecane: 50V, M7 SL, 51 Club, EV50
- Other mopeds: Malaguti Superquattro, Solex 2200, Puch Monza, Puch Maxi

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Re: Moped Enthusiasts
« Reply #36 on: January 06, 2013, 07:19:02 PM »
not being funny but a long long time since you posted anything RUM on this forum jonathon , are we losing you ? where are all the Nobel updates ? it's only really you and " don't go off RUM"  bob that are interested in mopeds  ;)
i always like to see any interesting finds - but where are the Inters , Reyonnahs , Mochet's etc. 
« Last Edit: January 06, 2013, 07:21:28 PM by lightweight dickie »
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Re: Moped Enthusiasts
« Reply #37 on: January 06, 2013, 07:59:37 PM »
I know, I'm more into mopeds now, probably because I'm sort of legally allowed to.

Havent been very microcar active recently, Nobel and Schmitt will probably be restored when I'm older.

Microcar finds arent as easy to discover a smopeds unfortunately, otherwise I would have piled them on top of each other  ;D

No more nobel updates as car still hasnt progressed, and no more informationn discovered, as I seem to have found all of the info about it ;)

Also need to build up more money to buy a schmitt dome, currenlty I have enough to restore the blue sports moped, but after tht have to start saving up again!

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Cars: Messerschmitt KR200, Nobel 200
Mopeds:
- Peugeot BB3SP, BB3T, BB3 "BITZA", BB VT, BB104,  TSA, Bima Luxe,
- Motobecane: 50V, M7 SL, 51 Club, EV50
- Other mopeds: Malaguti Superquattro, Solex 2200, Puch Monza, Puch Maxi

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Re: Moped Enthusiasts
« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2013, 06:38:49 AM »
Got them home now, started working on the Peugeot Bima...

Engine is seized, so its currently resting in the vice with a load of WD 40 though the bore, exhaust port and manifold.

The engines of the other 2 bikes are seized. Luckily the Malaguti had only a "light seize" and I was able to free it off by chucking it into gear and "rocking" it until it turned (took about a minute). Peugeot 100 bike looks a lot nicer than I thought, I think I will be able to get it going, but not yet anyway (oh, and it has a Villiers engine, and I think I remember seeing a clutch cover like mine in my dads parts, maybe he has more engine parts if I need them)



Back to the Bima...

Cleaned it with an oily rag, best thing for it. I found some yellowish oil (old moped gearbox oil!), which I thought would be perfect. It did come out quite well!






Cars: Messerschmitt KR200, Nobel 200
Mopeds:
- Peugeot BB3SP, BB3T, BB3 "BITZA", BB VT, BB104,  TSA, Bima Luxe,
- Motobecane: 50V, M7 SL, 51 Club, EV50
- Other mopeds: Malaguti Superquattro, Solex 2200, Puch Monza, Puch Maxi

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Re: Moped Enthusiasts
« Reply #39 on: January 12, 2013, 09:40:06 PM »
This one was delivered this morning (also free!)

Tried to get it going. When I got it, the engine was not seized, but it was a bit tight. Quick spray of WD40 to lubricate it, and it was a bit better. I think the bearings are bad or dry, since if I don't turn the motor for an hour it's sort of tight again, but once its free it turns perfectly. I'm sure once the engine is running it will fix itself.

Nice big spark. Not easy to see if there is a spark, because you have to pedal to engage the motor (you have to physically go forward, because engine drives off front wheel obviously!), at first I couldn;t see anything, because I was testing it in the sun. Easiest way was risk pedalling and putting my finger on the electrode. YES it works! It wasn't as bad as I expected, didn;t hurt as I thought it would (there again it's only 6v!).

I just have a fuel problem. The fuel was not going through, I found out that the fuel pump was not working, I think it is now (some stupid design, also acts as a reed valve). It works like a heart really, has a diaphragm that, with crankcase pressure/suction controls the diaphragm, and acting as a heart beat with the fuel, sucking it in the pump and umping it in the carb in the next beat, so there is no float chamber in the carb.

Got it coughing with a bit of spray in the bore, but I don't think it will need much to get it properly running.

No pictures yet, but I started oily ragging this one too, and its coming out lovely and black, not much ruse luckily!
Cars: Messerschmitt KR200, Nobel 200
Mopeds:
- Peugeot BB3SP, BB3T, BB3 "BITZA", BB VT, BB104,  TSA, Bima Luxe,
- Motobecane: 50V, M7 SL, 51 Club, EV50
- Other mopeds: Malaguti Superquattro, Solex 2200, Puch Monza, Puch Maxi

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Re: Moped Enthusiasts
« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2013, 11:19:13 PM »
Here is the Solex semi cleaned up. Got it running! Still not perfect, it starts easy when cold, but after a while the engine tries to conk out when you deaccelerate, and its a buggar to start again. I think the decompressor will need a bit of work aswell, whenever I hold the deompressor and pedal to try and start it (when warm, start not too hard when cold, and no its not an electrical problem!), and it starts "popping" even with the deompressor on. I don't think its decompressing enough... I did clean the cylinder head when I got it (see pics), and the deompressor doesnt leak when "off", but I just don't think its going "in" enough when pulled on!

Bloody solex ;) The fuel pump design was not needed originally, they could have mounted the carb lower down, or even have an upsidedown engine like this one!

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Cars: Messerschmitt KR200, Nobel 200
Mopeds:
- Peugeot BB3SP, BB3T, BB3 "BITZA", BB VT, BB104,  TSA, Bima Luxe,
- Motobecane: 50V, M7 SL, 51 Club, EV50
- Other mopeds: Malaguti Superquattro, Solex 2200, Puch Monza, Puch Maxi

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Re: Moped Enthusiasts
« Reply #41 on: January 17, 2013, 09:58:19 AM »
Is that the one built under license in Australia?

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Re: Moped Enthusiasts
« Reply #42 on: January 17, 2013, 06:36:10 PM »
Cars: Messerschmitt KR200, Nobel 200
Mopeds:
- Peugeot BB3SP, BB3T, BB3 "BITZA", BB VT, BB104,  TSA, Bima Luxe,
- Motobecane: 50V, M7 SL, 51 Club, EV50
- Other mopeds: Malaguti Superquattro, Solex 2200, Puch Monza, Puch Maxi

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Re: Moped Enthusiasts
« Reply #43 on: January 18, 2013, 10:33:04 AM »
Dear Bob

It's great when the young completely miss the joke. Makes you feel in control.

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Re: Moped Enthusiasts
« Reply #44 on: January 18, 2013, 11:15:42 AM »
Or maybe he got the joke but found it to bad to acknowledge. :D